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Procurement Officer

Job Req ID:  408
Company:  Taikoo Sugar Limited


Taikoo Sugar Limited

Swire Foods group invests in and manages the development of various new food categories through its holding company Swire Foods Holdings Limited. The group manufactures, packages and distributes a variety of foodstuffs and beverage products under Swire Foods Trading (China), Taikoo Sugar, Swire MP Foods and Chongqing New Qinyuan Bakery.


Swire Foods Trading (China) distributes food products under the “Taikoo” brand and other brands in Mainland China. The company is also an exclusive distributor of Mövenpick ice-cream products in Mainland China.


Iconic brand Taikoo Sugar was established by Swire in 1881 and refined sugar in Hong Kong for almost 90 years. Today, Taikoo Sugar packages and sells premium sugar products, branded and private label single-serve sachets of sugar, salt, pepper and tea to the retail and catering sectors in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The company also has a well-established export business, and currently markets branded sugar products in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North America.

With the expansion of the businesses, we have the following opening which calls for self-motivated and competent candidate urgently.

Job Scope:

  • Manage entire procurement process from sourcing, request for quotations, negotiations, bulk order management to shipment and logistics for the markets of Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • Work closely with Sales teams and plans to understand their needs and requirements
  • Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Ensure the materials to meet production schedules and quality standards
  • Monitor purchasing operation and cost analyzing 
  • Monitor suppliers’ pricing, quality, services and payment terms
  • Assist in adv hoc duties and projects as assigned 



  • Degree holder in Business / Supply China Management or related disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years procurement and purchasing experience ideally in the food manufacturing industry
  • Experience in large ERP systems
  • China market exposure will be a plus
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work both independently and in a team
  • Good command of written and spoken English, Cantonese and Putonghua
  • Frequent travel to PRC is required

We offer competitive package to the right candidate. Qualified and interested parties please send application quoting the above reference number and detailing contact information, education and employment background, and salary expectation to Head of Staff Department, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd., GPO Box 1, Hong Kong or by clicking "Apply ". Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applications received will be used exclusively for selection purpose and handled confidentially by authorized personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group. (Please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other suitable positions within the group.) Unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

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